The Schneider Pediatric Center recently hosted an emotional meeting for the families of Jonathan Yitzchak Samo, a soldier who donated his organs after his tragic death, and Tehilah Tespiya, an eight-month-old baby who received a liver lobe from Jonathan’s donation. Dr. Lena Korn Feldman, director of Beilinson Hospital, spoke at the event, expressing her heartfelt condolences to the Samo family and sharing how deeply the hospital staff was touched by the situation.
Tammy Fink, the transplant coordinator at Beilinson Hospital and mother of a soldier currently inside Gaza, also spoke at the meeting. She shared her personal connection to the situation and emphasized the unique bond between mothers of soldiers. Moshe Samo, Jonathan’s father, spoke about his son’s bravery and the impact of his organ donation on those whose lives have been saved by it.
Prof. Dan Arabot and Prof. Yaron Barak, who performed the heart transplant on Tehilah Tespiya, further emphasized the significance of this life-saving act and expressed their deep connection to Jonathan and his family. The meeting brought together these families to highlight the profound impact of organ donation and gratitude for those who make such sacrifices in moments of need.
The doctors at the Schneider Center expressed their deep appreciation for Johnathan’s family for their generosity and thanked them for bringing hope to others through their act of kindness. This powerful reminder serves as a testament to how organ donations can change lives during times when they are needed most.
Overall, this emotional meeting showcased how generous acts during moments of grief can bring hope and healing to so many people in need. It underscores how important it is to continue advocating for organ donation awareness and promoting acts of kindness that can save lives in our community.